North Carolina travels to Clemson on Tuesday evening for the second of three straight ACC highway video games. The Tar Heels are winners of six of their previous seven, whereas the Tigers have misplaced 4 of their final 5.
Of their first 10 video games of the season, Clemson moved to primary within the nation in defensive effectivity, having not surrendered greater than 70 factors. Nevertheless, within the present streak of shedding 4 out of 5, the Tigers have surrendered 79 or extra factors in every of the losses.
Regardless of the current velocity bumps for Clemson, they continue to be twentieth in defensive effectivity (in line with KenPom.com) whereas Carolina is at the moment twenty ninth, making this a top-30 defensive matchup.
UNC is available in with an general report of 11-5, 6-3 within the ACC, and tied with Louisville for fifth within the convention standings. Clemson has the same general report at 10-5, however is simply 4-5 in convention play, good for tenth place within the standings.
The Tar Heels will seemingly deploy their common beginning 5 of Caleb Love, Kerwin Walton, Leaky Black, Garrison Brooks, and Armando Bacot.
For a lot of the season, Clemson has utilized Aamir Simms, Jonathan Baehre, Al-Amir Dawes, John Newman III, and Clyde Trapp as their beginning lineup. Nevertheless, in every of the previous two video games, Hunter Tyson has changed Baehre within the beginning lineup. Alex Hemenway has additionally began a number of video games this season.
Aamir Simms is the statistical chief for the Tigers, paving the way in which in factors (12.5), rebounds (5.9), and assists (2.5). Simms, nevertheless, is 6’8″ and could have his arms full with the Tar Heels’ dominant entrance line of Garrison Brooks (6’10”), Armando Bacot (6’10”), and Day’Ron Sharpe (6’11”).
To that time, North Carolina is available in because the primary crew within the nation in rebounds per recreation at 43.12. Clemson, then again? 278th with 33.2 rebounds per recreation.
Will Carolina be capable of decide up their seventh win previously eight video games? Tune in tonight at 7:00pm ET on ACC Community to search out out.
- Carolina starters:
- Caleb Love
- Kerwin Walton
- Leaky Black
- Garrison Brooks
- Armando Bacot
- Clemson starters:
- Aamir Sims
- Alex Hemenway
- Clyde Trapp
- Hunter Tyson
- Nick Honor
- Referees: Doug Exhibits, Keith Kimble, and Brent Hampton
- Clemson’s John Newman III is lacking for an undisclosed motive.
- Clemson’s first 4 factors are straight drives to the outlet.
- 1st Half under-16:00 media timeout at 15:26. Clemson 7, UNC 2. Heels ball after the break.
- Leaky Black picks up two fast fouls and has to take a look at.
- Clemson on an 11-0 run earlier than Brooks will get a bucket to cease the run.
- Simply 6 factors for Carolina within the first 8:30.
- Clemson is up 22-9, already connecting on 4 threes.
- Free throw woes proceed as Carolina misses 3 of their first 4.
- Again-to-back threes from Love and Walton lower the Clemson lead again to 9.
- 1st Half under-8:00 media timeout at 6:06. Clemson 24, UNC 15. Clemson ball after the break.
- Walker Kessler *almost* will get a steal proper after checking into the sport.
- Heels as much as 7 turnovers within the first half. Nonetheless 4:30 to go earlier than halftime.
- 1st Half under-4:00 media timeout at 3:02. Clemson 27, UNC 16. Clemson ball after the break. 9 turnovers and nonetheless ZERO offensive rebounds for the Heels.
- Clemson is doubling up Carolina 32-16 with 2:00 left within the first half.